Men's Basketball - Thu, Oct. 27, 2011
Georgetown College men's basketball team started with an
explosion in the Chris Briggs era. The Tigers (1-0) shot 61.6 percent Thursday
in Davis-Reid Alumni Gym and cruised 116-43 over Miami University Hamilton. Six
players notched double-digits, led by newcomer Allan Thomas' 22 points.
The Harriers (0-1) got the early lead when a pre-game
dunking violation forced a pair of free throws, but back-to-back baskets from
senior Maurice Pearson put GC ahead for good. The center finished with 19 on
"We are 1-0 and it is always good to start 1-0,"
first-year coach Briggs said. "But we have a tough challenge on Sunday. I
reminded our guys Park knocked us out of the national tournament. We have two
days to get ready."
Johonne Hamilton dropped in 17, Garel Craig 15 and Aaron
Morris and Tyrone Shelley each had 14 points. Ironically, Shelley and Morris
also notched 10 rebounds for a double-double in the opener.
Russ Middleton added eight points, Josh Lockett had six
points and Anthony Crater had one.
"We got a lot of good solid play from everybody," Briggs
said. "It makes you feel good."
MUH was led by Derek Brockman's and Will McCray's 10
Thomas demonstrated his comfort for his new gym. The
junior hit six of the 10 three-pointers he took. The defense was not shabby
either, holding the Harriers to 19 percent shooting and forced 29 turnovers.
Park University comes to Georgetown Sunday for a 1 pm tip
in the first of a pair of home-and-home games.